BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. for its first bike-share program. The ceremony and demonstration will take place at the City Hall docking station on the Northeast corner of North Crescent Drive at South Santa Monica Boulevard. The City Council will be officially launching the program.
There will be a total of seven Bike Share docking stations located around the city. Their locations include:
- City Hall-1 (North Crescent Drive at South Santa Monica Boulevard entrance)
- City Hall-2 (North Santa Monica Boulevard between Crescent Drive and Rexford Drive)
- Wells Fargo Bank adjacent (North Camden Drive immediately south of South Santa Monica Boulevard)
- Beverly Hills Courthouse (Civic Center Drive between Burton Way and Third Street)
- Chase Bank adjacent (corner of Wilshire Boulevard and North Beverly Drive, west of Montage Hotel)
- 280 South Beverly Drive (corner of South Beverly Drive and Gregory Way)
- 331 North Maple Drive (corner of Third Street and Maple Drive across from Beverly Hills post office)
The bike share program includes 50 smart bikes with on-board technology, and the seven locations will total 100 bike docking racks. The smart phone app ‘Social Bicycles’ will be made available in the app store for riders to find available bikes and docking stations and will allow them to reserve bikes.
Riders can also visit the website www.BeverlyHillsBikeShare.com to sign-up and they will receive a member card. Once the bikes are in-use they can be returned to any Beverly Hills Bike Share station for free or to any public bike rack for a $2 fee.
The great thing about this new bike share program is that it is compatible with bike share systems in neighboring cities including the system already in place in Santa Monica. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Transportation Planning at (310) 285-1161.